In 1959, the Detroit '59'ers reached Whitehorse, Yukon, on their way from Detroit to homestead land on the Kenai Peninsula.
In 1975, nine high school students and four chaperones from Craig (on Prince of Wales Island) returned from a month-long trip to China.
In the nation
In 1634, Maryland was founded by English colonists sent by the second Lord Baltimore.
In 1865, during the Civil War, Confederate forces captured Fort Stedman in Virginia.
In 1894, Jacob S. Coxey began leading an "army" of unemployed from Massillon, Ohio, to Washington, D.C., to demand help from the federal government.
In 1911, 146 immigrant workers were killed when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York.
In 1913, the home of vaudeville, the Palace Theatre, opened in New York City.
In 1947, a coal mine explosion in Centralia, Ill., claimed 111 lives.
In 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Ala., to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks.
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